Saturday, August 20, 2011

Assyrian Festival, San Jose Ca, August 20-21, 2011

Put a smile on your face; enjoy food, history, and entertainment in one location!
Now celebrating it's 19th year, Assyrian Festival is an annual celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians. Each year the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Yosip Khnanisho Parish of San Jose provides a fun-filled weekend that attracts thousands of people from Bay Area and Central valley.There are non-stop activities, entertainment, special exhibits and authentic Assyrian foods for everyone.  Read More........

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The James Lick Mansion, Santa Clara, Ca

[James Lick mansion. 554 Mansion Park Drive. Santa Clara, California, USA]

A drive through Santa Clara's Rivermark neighborhood will yield the charming sights of new houses and apartment complexes. Many local residents don't know that tucked away on the grounds of the Mansion Grove Apartments is the historic James Lick Mansion on 4750 Lick Mill Boulevard. James Lick was once the richest man in California.
"James Lick was a very important person," says Victor Fernandez, a maintenance administrator for the Mansion Grove Apartments. "There's a high school named for him called James Lick High School in San Jose. There's also an observatory in a planetarium in Mount Hamilton named for him."
According to the Santa Clara County's online National Register of Historic Places, James Lick was born in 1796 in the state of Pennsylvania. In 1848, Lick arrived in San Francisco, and then later to Santa Clara County. He built his mansion in 1858. His real estate investments during the California gold rush made him rich. He died in 1876 leaving behind a multi-million dollar estate, much of which was donated to charity.
Today the general public can visit the Lick Mansion and its accompanying mill. Read More....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You'll 'heart' this illusion

Two Hearts

TWO HEARTS: With colored backdrops, these two hearts appear to be the same hue.  But wait for the image to change. When the color background is taken away, does it change how the hearts look?

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San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, San Carlos Ca, October 8-9, 2011

729 Laurel Street (Laurel Street Park)
San Carlos, CA 94070

One of the Peninsula's Premier Fall Festivals, the San Carlos Chamber of
Commerce's Art & Wine Faire celebrated its 20th year on October 8 & 9, 2011. The
Faire covers both sides of San Carlos Avenue (between El Camino and Walnut) and down Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo. The Faire is easily accessible from Caltrain and SamTrans. This Faire would not be possible without the great support of our sponsors.

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The Fremont Festival of the Arts, August 6-7, 2011

The Fremont Festival of the Arts hosts a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family; over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music featured on three stages, children are thrilled with the many games and activities found in “Kid City”, and Gourmet Marketplace offers gourmet specialties for the discerning cook. The best news of all, admission to the Festival is free. Read more...

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